Media reflects the narrative 

Published: June 13, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The recent Priyanka Chopra fiasco is not the first time cinematic depiction and representation has been used to portray relations between India and Pakistan. Surprisingly, many films on both the sides of the border have revolved around only two countries although the two don’t exist in a unilateral arrangement. Hence, the apologies issued after backlash over such movies, TV shows or statements by media and political personalities are as much of a formality like India and Pakistan issuing statements expressing the hopefulness of improvement in relations.

Media is always an important institutional tool to create and reflect state narratives of not only how a nation portrays itself but also how it intends to build its relations with other states. And unfortunately, India has always found it easy in playing it against Pakistan.

Ramsha Ali Khan

Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2018.

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